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A Revolution in Teaching: Robot English Teachers in Korea!

A teaching revolution, fresh out of some science fiction novel, has become a reality in Korea. Robot Teachers of English! After all, if robots can build cars, then why shouldn’t they invade our classrooms and teach classes, better than any … Continue reading

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Teaching Challenge: Voodoo Economics

After looking at this video for three consecutive reruns, and laughing so hard that my sides are still hurting, I had a sober thought. What could be done to change this video into a positive example of teaching (and learning)? … Continue reading

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520 Great Students: What Does Engineering & Medicine Have That Teaching Doesn’t Have?

It would seem that I’m full of questions today. Questions that warrant answers, if Chile is committed to improving the quality of its education system. Out of the 520 students who scored highest on the recent PSU, there were two … Continue reading

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Octavio Wants To Be A Teacher

Octavio Pérez wants to be a teacher. He is only one of seven students who scored a maximum score, perfection, on the PSU university entrance examination, who wants to be a teacher. Understanding what motivates Octavio to make such a … Continue reading

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Teaching Debate in Chile

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Listening: The Easiest Skill to Teach?

Listening: The Easiest Skill to Teach (Prezi) Listening. Teaching listening is easy. All you have to do is put the CD in the CD player, and press Play. Piece of cake. What’s that, you ask? Why do so many students … Continue reading

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Education Reform in Chile: The Journey Ahead

This topic is one in which I hope to deepen my own personal understanding of current educational reform in Chile, in particular, the way in which it ultimately impacts the teaching and learning of English. The opinions given here are … Continue reading

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Why Blog? No One Actually Reads Blogs Anymore, Do They? 2010 In Review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet … Continue reading

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Discrimination? Against Non-Native English Speaking Teachers? There Are Only 2 Million Native Speaker TEFL Teachers For 4 Billion Students!

Jason West Founder and Managing Director, Languages Out There London, United Kingdom Founder and Managing Director at Languages Out There Ltd Jason West • I owned and ran year round English schools in London for years. I have always employed … Continue reading

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Accent Reduction Andy Krieger 1 of 3

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